I can still remember the first time I watched Maggie Smith in The Prime of Miss Jean Brody. The way she played her role may have seemed too 'mannered' to some---but I thought her acting was brilliant. She completely caught the complex character of this woman who was indeed in her 'prime'!!
I may have watched the film about 6 times now---but I never get bored with it! I can still hear Maggie Smith's lilting, rolling Scottish accent as 'Jean!